The wall of exile is not fully intact; it has windows, cracks, splits, and holes. Through these windows and cracks, Moshiach Tzidkeinu gazes and watches. Moshiach stands behind the wall and eagerly awaits and looks, wondering when will he finally be able to come! Of course, he does not suffice with a passive role, just observing. Rather, Moshiach’s gaze has an actual impact in bringing about the redemption. * Part 2 of 2
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Every leader must know that the only way to bring peace and security is “that the approach should be according to Mr. Shamir’s.” Not the Mr. Shamir of the Madrid Conference, but the Mr. Shamir from the preceding election campaign, when he proclaimed that the surest way to bring true peace is not to give an inch.
Then, one day, I mustered the courage to ask my father – why didn’t they print more Siddurim with Nusach Ari? My father smiled and asked whether this bothered me. I probably nodded my head and I remember that my father was very pleased by this and said something to the effect: That which is truly true, holy and good is found in very small numbers in the world.
There are selfish reasons why we pray for Moshiach. Moshiach will bring peace, tranquility, prosperity, good health and all the other material blessings we are so lacking in the period of exile. To desire Moshiach for those selfish reasons is not bad, but it is not the ideal motivation for Redemption…
Yaniv was stunned. For the purposes of the movie, he played a non-religious child who gets pulled in by a Lubavitcher friend, and whose lines are full of admiration for the Rebbe and his prophecies. Now, he suddenly felt the truth of the story that he was portraying… * The movie contains the “lights of Tohu” within the most professional “vessels of Tikkun” and presents a message that can be absorbed by even those groups that are far from Chabad.
This Shavuos marked 100 years since the beginning of the recitation of the maamarim known as “Hemshech Ayin-Beis.” We spoke to the rosh yeshiva of Daas in Rechovos, Rabbi Yitzchok Arad, who gives classes in these maamarim, about their significance in the life of a Chassid nowadays, 100 years since they were said.
It was a long journey from Mizrachi to Chabad. The fire of Chassidus burned in his heart for many years, but he was prevented from realizing his ambition of learning in Tomchei T’mimim. Over the years, he corresponded with the Rebbe; after his wedding, the Rebbe designated a shlichus for him in Mevo Choron, a communal yishuv belonging to Pagi (Poalei Agudas Yisroel). * This is the story of R’ Elisha Avni a”h, a shliach who energetically promoted the teachings of Toras HaChassidus for over thirty years and who passed away a few days before Pesach.
After understanding the dangers posed by the Internet and the need for both a filter and chinuch, we spoke with Rabbi Zalman Leib Markowitz, an educational consultant, to hear what the best chinuch approach is for handling Internet usage. * R’ Markowitz speaks of a combination of three ingredients: supplying a child’s physical and spiritual needs, keeping him away from the Internet, and filling his inner world with Torah and hiskashrus. * True connection to the Rebbe will disconnect us from the Internet!